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OSORIO, José Henry. <Supplementation with carnitine for weight lossa biochemical approach. Colomb. Med. [online]. 2011, vol.42, n.4, pp. 529-535. ISSN 1657-9534.
Carnitine is a molecule involved in transporting activated fatty acids among different cellular compartments, which is most likely present in all animal species, and in numerous microorganisms and plants. Recently the trend in the field of weight control is to include carnitine in the diet as an agent responsible for weight loss. In the present review, some findings are discussed from a biochemical point of view to illustrate if the use of carnitine for weight loss can be considered fiction or reality.
Keywords : Carnitine; Lipid metabolism; Weight loss.